Really, a swingset suspended over the ground at billboard height with nothing but some wire fencing at your feet to prevent an accident? I struggled with the tags for this retro-inspired oldie-but-insanie post. Ultimately "art" beat out "lawsuit."
It's our second annual science fiction power list, featuring the 20 most powerful people and teams in the world of science fiction. Yes, science fiction can wield great power. These are the people who take responsibility for that.
In case you couldn't figure it out, the pun is: Google Waving the year goodbye. That's so cheesy I've even decided on a specific type of cheese it most resembles: Brie. Anyway, this video is fun. Everyone loves playing a game of "remember that!," and this one even makes me want to figure out what Google Wave does. Job…
The Big Picture has published the first part of a 2009 photo retrospective. These are my favorite shots, starting with this image of a soldier fighting in his "I love NY" pink underpants against the Taliban.
AUO makes panels for several big names, including Samsung and Apple, so we're always interested to see what they're up to. On show at FPD 2009, their 14-inch OLED TV panel does 1080p, and has a 100,000:1 contrast ratio.
In the 10+ years since the iMac was born as Apple's simple computer, it's become visibly less of a computer and more of a display. And what a screen this new iMac has.
It looks the same, but it's not! On the inside, anyway.
As rumored, Microsoft unveiled its newest control scheme today: full-body motion control that doesn't require a controller of any kind called Project Natal. Forgive my excitement, but on first glance this thing looks amazing. Nintendo should watch out. Update: Video after jump.
A couple of nice updates on the streaming media front on the Xbox: first, you'll soon be able to add movies to your Netflix queue with no laptop required. Second, they're renaming the video store the Zune store and bringing it 1080p streaming.
According to an "leaked" T-Mobile Memo, we should "Get Ready for the New Sidekick LX" and "Additional information regarding launch dates, pricing and availablility [sic] will be available on the Retail Communication Home Page on April 17." We'll keep an eye out for the Sidekick lovers in the audience. [Hiptop3 via BGR]
Out of AT&T's six pack of new phones, two got us excited: Nokia's E71x is going to be only $99 (!!!) and Samsung's Impression is the first US phone with an AMOLED screen.
Sigma's upcoming 14-megapixel SD15 DSLR promises to improve on its SD14 predecessor with an improved True II image processor. On display at PMA, the camera feels damn near indestructable when you hold it in your hand.
The biggest superhero cliche is the origin-story. Watchmen flouts that convention, by starting in the middle, then provides the origin-story of an alternate world. We asked Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons about world-building via superhero origins.
Just days after we heard about AMD's oddly-positioned processor for ultrathin laptops, the Neo, Intel is reported to be working on something almost identical. Are these bridge laptops the secret next big thing?